MSI reports graphics card shipments were up over 40% in 2007 to more than 10 million units. The firm says a large part of the demand came from Acer.
The sources also noted that MSI is increasing the proportion of its notebook-use graphics cards in order to have a bigger share of the notebook-use graphics card market.
MSI won orders from many major vendors, including Acer, Dell, and Hewlett Packard (HP) because of its technological maturity in offering Nvidia-developed MXM (mobile PCI Express module) applications, including adopting the notebook-use standard for desktops, the sources commented.
In 2008, many other graphics card makers are expected to gear up their development of MXM applications, the sources said.
Noting that the notebook segment will be the next big hit for the gaming market, the sources however claimed that beginning the second quarter, the MXM standard will face a strong challenge from ATI, as more graphics card makers will launch discrete notebook-use ATI graphics cards.